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    “Snowflakes” and Selfies: Misconceptions of Millennial Self-Care

    August 07, 2017

    Between “killing” entire industries (chain restaurants, breakfast cereal, napkins, etc.), documenting the aforementioned murders via Snapchat, and finding new ways to combine healthcare and the arts, us Millennials are rather busy—but we leave plenty of time in our full schedules to worry. So I took to Twitter to ask my peers about the health concerns that keep them up at night.

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    The Complicated Issue of “See Something, Say Something” in Science

    August 04, 2017

    Mobile technology provides researchers with new cost-effective ways to gain a much more nuanced understanding of risky behaviors. However, the “big data” collected from these technologies in real time also opens up a plethora of ethical questions and challenges that plague health care professionals and medical ethicists alike.

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    Ferreting Out Causes of Resistance to Cancer Drugs

    August 02, 2017

    According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the number of people beating a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024. Now, that’s good news, but it doesn’t mean that cancer researchers — in the lab or clinic — are resting on any laurels.

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    To Weigh or Not to Weigh?

    July 31, 2017

    When it comes to health advice, the internet tends to contradict itself. The benefits of food get flipped around, and longstanding fitness tips can suddenly be deemed ineffective. Self-weighing is another one. Don’t jump on the scale – it’s counterproductive and will drive you crazy. Or, step on it – it’s motivating and keeps you in check. So, which is it?

  • OR

    Life Inside the OR: An Outsider’s Perspective

    July 28, 2017

    When I started my career seven years ago, it hadn’t crossed my mind that at some point I would spend nearly 12 hours – overnight hours, to be exact – inside an operating room for anything other than a potential surgery of my own. That is, until I had the opportunity to don paper scrubs, a facemask and hair net, and observe a life-changing procedure –with a film crew in tow.

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    Identifying Food Insecurity, Even in Pennsylvania's Wealthiest County

    July 26, 2017

    Chester County is the wealthiest county among all 67 counties in Pennsylvania — and yet, more than 25,000 county residents received over $3 million in SNAP (food stamp) benefits because they do not have enough money to consistently put food – let alone healthy food – on the table each night.

  • migraine

    Modeling Migraines

    July 24, 2017

    There are still questions waiting to be answered about exactly how and why migraines are generated: What are these things? Why are they so difficult to treat? Why are they different for everybody? Research is ongoing, though, and several different models are helping physicians shed new light on what makes migraines tick — which could, in turn, lead to new and more effective treatment options down the line.

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    Scientists “Myth Bust” Human VS Animal Competition

    July 21, 2017

    While we aren’t watching Olympians set records and break barriers this year, some athletes are still making headlines. On Sunday, Michael Phelps — the most decorated athlete in Olympic history — will go head-to-head against a very unlikely competitor: a great white shark. Yes, you read that correctly – an actual shark.

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    Finding Closure When You Least Expect It

    July 19, 2017

    Christine Jaslar, a lactation consultant at HUP, stared at the name Dawn Morgan on the list of new moms she would visit in the post-partum unit and wondered: Was it possible? Twenty-five years ago, in HUP’s intensive care nursery, a tiny baby named Dawn Morgan – born at 26 weeks gestation (14 weeks early) and weighing less than two pounds – had been her very first patient.

  • clock

    You’re Not Yourself When You’re Sleepy

    July 17, 2017

    More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and growing evidence suggests it’s not only taking a toll on their physical health through heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and/or other conditions, but hurting their mental health as well.

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